The green turf floor at Old Line CrossFit plays host to a variety of equipment, including barbells, jump boxes, functional rigs, and medicine balls. It also plays host to the out-of-breath students laid out on their backs after workouts. Those workouts feature intense functional movements designed to ready students for any physical endeavor, whether it's mowing the lawn or running a marathon. Goals will vary, as will fitness levels and abilities, so the instructors at Old Line CrossFit tailor every workout to each participant. They also begin students with the On Ramp program, instilling fundamentals and the tools to perform CrossFit's motions safely.
The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 5 or 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
Wreck Room CrossFit?s coaches want their clients to move naturally?that is, in ways that the human body was designed to move. To this end, they've outfitted the 4,000-square-foot gym with equipment that encourages functional fitness. Workouts change daily, but all of them have real-life implications. Barbell lifts, for example, might help with heavy lifting at work, whereas jumping onto plyometric boxes preps students to jump onto the kitchen table for dinner. Each exercise also consists of adjustable reps and weights, so everyone in the class remains equally challenged, regardless of their different experience levels.
When Roald Dahl wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he imagined a much-coveted golden ticket that granted access to myriad wonders and unveiled the inner workings of an entire industry. MetaBody created a real-life version of that ticket with the MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass, though it applies to fitness instead of candy. The pass grants access not to a single gym but to classes at a variety of local studios, specializing in everything from yoga to boot camp. With the freedom to move from location to location, students can sample different regimens, instructors, and styles of exercise to cobble together a program that fits their needs and goals. MetaBody's nutritionists supplement class packages by coaching clients in healthy eating, recipe cooking, and speed-reading nutrition-fact labels.
A basketball court may sound like an unlikely feature at a CrossFit-specific gym, but it shouldn't. After all, the 10 core physical metrics that CrossFit seeks to improve?among them speed, endurance, power, and agility?are all on display during even the most casual pickup game of roundball. Seen this way, the court at Grounded CrossFit is a platform where members can not only warm up with a game of 2-on-2, but also show off the benefits of a long-term commitment to CrossFit. They prepare for every boxout and post-rejection finger wag during the Workout of the Day, an ever-changing lineup of movements designed to push fitness boundaries for every participant. Members can workout six days a week, then get cleaned up in the men's and women's shower facilities to head back out into the world.
Regardless of whether it belongs to a couch potato or an Olympic swimmer, the human body is always capable of an improvement in fitness. The trainers at CrossFit Glen Burnie seek to communicate this principle to those who think it's too hard or too late to get fit, and encourage those who already live by it to continue the quest. Their CrossFit programs build a broad base of strength, conditioning, and endurance, which can even help with performance in outside pursuits such as throwing old ladies over your shoulder and helping them across the street. A Workout of the Day might be assembled from Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, and cardiovascular exercises, and can be scaled to fit all ages?even kids and senior citizens. Beginning CrossFitters may enroll in an on-ramp class to learn the basic techniques, while more experienced exercisers have their choice of basic, competitive, and weightlifting-oriented programs.